Milk Bath Sessions

So I've been dying to try my hand at milk bath photos for a while now and last weekend I got my chance! I'm so in love with how they came out. It's amazing how something so simple can create such an ethereal and whimsical effect. This little guy was so smiley and sweet. I'm hooked now! I can't wait to do more and to do maternity and even MORE creative sessions as well! Please contact me if you have any interest and let me talk you into booking one!

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Lifestyle Photography

I love lifestyle photography. The purpose of this photography genre is to capture people how they are in their own, organic, environments. The primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives or to inspire people to find beauty in their every-day.

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Gritty Love

This is my very first time editing like this and I loved it. Definitely not for the faint of heart and not for my every day but it's so nice to break out from the norm and for Abbey and Jo I think it's perfect.

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How the Edit Makes the Image

I think most people assume photography is just point and shoot. I constantly hear "wow that's a great picture, what camera do you have?" and while the camera is an important tool it's just the canvas... or the paintbrush..? It's a tool, it's not the artist. you can make great images no matter what "box" you're using.

Beyond that, so much of what we do is done after the fact. There are photographers who shoot pictures and hand over the memory card afterward, completely unedited. That's called "shoot and burn" photography and it's perfectly acceptable if that's what you're looking for, but that's not what I do and here's why...

There is so much that can be accomplished with post processing. Just a few minor adjustments can change the entire mood of a photo. 

This is SOOC (straight out of camera) ISO 800 F3.5 1/30

 Very cute picture of a very cute kid but definitely feels unfinished.

Very cute picture of a very cute kid but definitely feels unfinished.

 

Quick Clean edit/ Soft edit

 I'll edit this way for sneak peaks sometimes just to give a client an idea of what the pictures look like. I have a preset made and can do this edit in less than a minute but its not a completely polished look.

I'll edit this way for sneak peaks sometimes just to give a client an idea of what the pictures look like. I have a preset made and can do this edit in less than a minute but its not a completely polished look.

Light and Airy Edit

 This is a popular way to edit. The subject is cooler and bright but not too cold. it feels natural but ethereal.

This is a popular way to edit. The subject is cooler and bright but not too cold. it feels natural but ethereal.

Dark and Moody

 This is a really trendy way to edit but if you're not careful it just ends up looking underexposed.

This is a really trendy way to edit but if you're not careful it just ends up looking underexposed.

Soft Pink Light

 Whimsical and sweet. My dream is to find a lilac farm to shoot at and add violet and gold light. DREAM BIG

Whimsical and sweet. My dream is to find a lilac farm to shoot at and add violet and gold light. DREAM BIG

Matte Edit

 This style is also really trendy right now, it actually has been for a little bit. the flat, velvety shadows can be really romantic and are popular for engagement announcements and even some weddings.

This style is also really trendy right now, it actually has been for a little bit. the flat, velvety shadows can be really romantic and are popular for engagement announcements and even some weddings.

Black and White Edit

 I really think Black and white can make just about any image look sophisticated. It's so classic.

I really think Black and white can make just about any image look sophisticated. It's so classic.

Many photographers develop a signature style or visual voice through their edits and it becomes their calling card. I haven't been able to choose. Which style is your favorite.

Filtered Light

Some of my favorite subjects seem to appear out of nowhere. I drive this road every single day but the light yesterday was amazing. The green image is what it looked like through my camera, exactly. I did no editing. With the help of my kids though we made some fun changes. Which one do you like best?

 

I'm going to be listing Metallic prints of these images on my Etsy page if you'd like a copy for your home, or you could contact me with your request.

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